The Annual Save Our Homes Walk, now in its 14th year, helps to prevent homelessness in Somerville. The walk starts and ends at Somerville High School, 81 Highland Avenue. Registration opens at 1:30, and the Walk starts at 2:00. There will be music, snacks and prizes. You will have a great time while you doing something great for our community.
The 3.1 miles/5K walk raises funds to help those at risk of losing their shelter by providing assistance with security deposits, back rent or utilities or moving costs. Each year, the group receives at least twice as many requests for assistance as it is able to meet.
This year, the goal is to raise $50,000 – a little less than the average cost of shelter and services for a year for one family – to be used for approximately 50 grants to help secure stable housing for individuals and families. You can walk, donate to the fundraiser or organize a team.